Lot 154

BUFFET WITH HOLDING HEIGHT in lacquer and chiselled golden brass with scraper motifs and rows of pearls framing the Japanese lacquer panels with maki-e takamaki-e decoration representing a coastal landscape. Opens with a leaf and a drawer belt forming a scriban and uncovering three upper drawers and a lower cabinet.
Sheath feet decorated with acanthus leaves.
Louis XVI
period stamped "PIERRE ROUSSEL" (1745-1782) Yellow marble
H : 99.5 ; W : 97.5 ; D : 52.8 cm
Important wear and cracks on the lacquer panels. Important restorations

Jean-Paul Faye is an interior decorator who, while claiming to be the historicist decorator Henri Samuel, shared a taste for the richness of materials and a passion for accumulation and eclecticism which are values peculiar to the opulence of the second half of the 19th century.
He began his career as assistant to Victor Grandpierre, an eminent decorator in the 1970s for Elie de Rothschild, the Countess de Maillé and the House of Dior, and was then contacted by the industrialist Pierre-Yves Le Diberder. Thus began more than ten years of collaboration to create a durable interior based on acquisitions from antique dealers at the Clignancourt flea market and in auctions, notably at the Hôtel Drouot.
We have the pleasure to make you discover a new showcase designed by Jean-Paul Faye commissioned by Mrs M. for her Parisian apartment more than forty years ago.